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The Future of Faith: Eastern Religions

What happens when Eastern religions engage Western culture, traditions, and norms? In this special series, Buddhists, Daoists, Jains, Sikhs, and Hindus consider the future of Eastern religious traditions in the American context. 

American Buddhist Perspective

Pain and Freedom: A Buddhist’s Meditation Journey

By Daniel D. Woo (© 2016)   Saturday, January 30, I attended an all-day retreat at the Seattle Insight Meditation Center (…) led by two teachers in the Insight Meditation lineages. In addition to several 30 minutes unguided silent sitting meditations, the teachers had the participants practice two self-inquiry walking meditations. The first one required [Read More...]

My Journey of Conscience

You Have to Be Your Own Fan (Even If You’re Pathetic Sometimes)

If your self-confidence never wavers, if you are thoroughly convinced of your own worthiness – whatever that means to you – than this essay is probably not for you. Most Americans are very familiar with self-doubt in all of its forms. We continually examine the circumstances of our lives, and the opinions of those we [Read More...]

Monkey Mind

The Heavens Cry out in Joy: Charles Darwin is Born on this Day!

Just yesterday I was thinking how Darwin’s Origin of Species was, in addition to arguably being the most important book written in the nineteenth century, was a really good read. And now I notice it’s Charles Darwin’s birthday. Were he alive he would be two hundred, and seven years old today. And I always consider [Read More...]

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